Humpbacks make a big fuss amidst thousands of dolphins

Bob Perrycommon dolphins, Condor Express, humpback whales

One of the friendly trio of humpback whales seen today. iPhone photo by Capt. Dave.

2018 10-18 SB Channel

Captain Dave and the crew of the Condor Express worked the northwestern region of the Santa Barbara Channel today.  Sightings included 3 (very active) humpback whales and 2000 long-beaked common dolphins.

All the action took place about 8 miles out from El Capitán point.  Seas were calm, skies were sunny and bright.  Our first encounter was with a wild pair of whales that breached together repeatedly, very close to the boat.  Scads of dolphins were in the mix.  Soon a third whale joined  up and the trio began to engage in socializing behaviors such as rolling, vocalizing, and coming very close to the Condor Express.  Fantastic!

You never know what Mother Nature has in store.
Bob Perry
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